Former “Today” show star Ann Curry went after NBC, referring to a culture of “pervasive” sexual harassment at the network.
From Page Six:
Ann Curry took only the most subtle shots at Matt Lauer in her first TV interview since leaving NBC News and “Today” when discussing the “pervasive” sexual harassment at the network.
“I’m trying to do no harm in these conversations. I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” Curry, 61, told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “See, now I’m walking down that road — I’m trying not to hurt people. I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated. I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated, and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else,” she said, likely referencing when she was infamously and unceremoniously dismissed on air from the morning show in 2012 after just over a year, reportedly at the behest of Lauer, 60, and left NBC in 2015.
“But I can say, because you’re asking me a direct question, I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” she said. “I think it would be surprising if someone said they didn’t see that. Verbal sexual harassment was pervasive … It was, period.”
Lauer was fired from the network in November after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
When asked about the current “reckoning” of powerful men accused of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, Curry was diplomatic.
You can watch the video here.
H/T Page Six
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